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University of Maine

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Mooring F0129 : Penobscot Bay


Latitude: 44° 3.20´N
Longitude: 68° 59.84´W
Location Description: Between Owls Head and Vinalhaven
Deployed: Oct 07 2016
Coast Guard Light List Letter: F
Coast Guard Light List Number 4052
Water Depth: 110 meters (361 feet)
Watch Circle Radius: 75 meters (246 feet)
Last Cell Phone Transmission: Nov 19, 02 PM EST
Last GOES Transmission: Nov 19, 01 PM EST
Latest Event:
Jun 24, 03 PM EDT
Buoy is sending valid data once again after probable datalogger lockup.


Specialized Plots:
Temperature, Salinity, Density:

Text Reports: Surface, Ocean, Currents OR Data Download (All data for this location)

Sensor Information (this deployment only)


Latest Conditions:

Click on the graph icons below to see time series plots of the listed variables. The latest conditions are in local time but all plots are in GMT(Summer EDT is 4 hours behind GMT; Winter EST is 5 hours behind GMT; Atlantic AST is always 4 hours behind GMT).

We follow the convention that depth is measure positive "down". That's why parameters like wind speed have negative depths attached to them! The latest eastward and northward subsurface currents are displayed at a subset of available depths; no plots are presently available for current velocity vectors below 2m. Click here for additional Information.

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Significant Wave Height (0m)1.6 meters (5.1 ft)Nov 19 2:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (0m)8.0 seconds Nov 19 2:00 PM
Significant Wave Height (test) (0m)1.6 meters (5.3 ft)Nov 19 2:00 PM
Maximum Wave Height (test) (0m)2.6 meters (8.4 ft)Nov 19 2:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (test) (0m)7.1 seconds Nov 19 2:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction (test) (0m)167.7 degrees Nov 19 2:00 PM
Air Temperature (-3m)11.8 C (53.3 F)Nov 19 2:00 PM
Visibility (-3m)Sensor FailureNov 19 2:00 PM
Barometric Pressure (-3m)982.0 millibars Nov 19 2:00 PM
Wind Direction (-4m)SSWNov 19 2:00 PM
Wind 2 Direction [Primary] (-4m)SSWNov 19 2:00 PM
Wind Speed (-4m)8.8 m/s (20 mph, 17 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
Wind 2 Speed [Primary] (-4m)8.4 m/s (19 mph, 16 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
Wind Gust (-4m)10.8 m/s (24 mph, 21 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
Wind 2 Gust [Primary] (-4m)10.1 m/s (23 mph, 20 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
Water Temperature (1m)10.2 C (50.4 F) Nov 19 2:00 PM
Water Temperature (2m)10.2 C (50.4 F) Nov 19 2:00 PM
Water Temperature (20m)10.3 C (50.5 F) Nov 19 2:00 PM
Water Temperature (50m)10.7 C (51.3 F) Nov 19 2:00 PM
Salinity (1m)31.6 psu Nov 19 2:00 PM
Salinity (20m)31.8 psu Nov 19 2:00 PM
Salinity (50m)32.2 psu Nov 19 2:00 PM
Pressure (50m)48.5 decibars Nov 19 2:00 PM
Sigma-T (1m)24.3 kg/m^3 Nov 19 2:00 PM
Sigma-T (20m)24.4 kg/m^3 Nov 19 2:00 PM
Sigma-T (50m)24.7 kg/m^3 Nov 19 2:00 PM
Current Direction (2m)SENov 19 2:00 PM
Current Speed (2m)15.5 cm/s (0.30 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
East Current Velocity (2m)10.1 cm/s (0.20 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
East Current Velocity (10m)22.9 cm/s (0.44 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
East Current Velocity (14m)27.5 cm/s (0.53 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
East Current Velocity (18m)23.2 cm/s (0.45 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
East Current Velocity (22m)19.6 cm/s (0.38 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
East Current Velocity (50m)7.8 cm/s (0.15 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
North Current Velocity (2m)-11.8 cm/s (-0.23 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
North Current Velocity (10m)-14.1 cm/s (-0.27 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
North Current Velocity (14m)-17.5 cm/s (-0.34 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
North Current Velocity (18m)-16.1 cm/s (-0.31 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
North Current Velocity (22m)-21.4 cm/s (-0.42 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM
North Current Velocity (50m)-32.2 cm/s (-0.63 kts)Nov 19 2:00 PM


Measured Ocean Currents and Wind Stress

Hourly averaged wind stress at 4 m and currents (rotated to true north) at 2 m (current meter) and from 10 m to a maximum of 126 m (Doppler).
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Wind and Residual Ocean Currents

Measured winds and currents which are low-pass filtered to remove tidal currents. Winds at 4 m above sea surface, surface currents at a depth of 2 m, and doppler currents at 4 meter bins from 10 meters to a maximum of 126 meters.
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